Step 1: Pre-Screen and Interview with Dog/Hander Teams
Are you curious to see if you and your dog are suitable to be a PTDC team? A PTDC team member will meet with you and your dog one-on-one to assess your strengths as a team, review the environment(s) in which you intend to work, learn about the Handling Skills Test, and make recommendations on areas of improvement. We are looking for dogs to be reliable, predictable, controllable, affiliative, tolerant, confident, and able to work in potentially stressful conditions.
Step 2: Two-Day Educational Workshop and 160-page PTDC Manual
Join PTDC team members to learn about:
Step 3: Handling Skills Test and Registration
Dog/handler teams will take the Handling Skills Test one-on-one with a PTDC team member. Dog/handler teams have three attempts to successfully pass each item on the Handling Skills Test in order to become registered with PTDC. PTDC requires a copy of your dog’s current vaccination records prior to testing. Once a dog/handler team passes, they are given a certificate which is good for two years. Dog/handler teams will have to re-certify (Handling Skills Test only) every two years for a fee of $75.
Workshop package is 75% refundable with 48hr notice, otherwise the package is transferrable to a future workshop.
Are you curious to see if you and your dog are suitable to be a PTDC team? A PTDC team member will meet with you and your dog one-on-one to assess your strengths as a team, review the environment(s) in which you intend to work, learn about the Handling Skills Test, and make recommendations on areas of improvement.
Don’t have a dog now but would like to learn more? Join PTDC staff (both human and furry) for our two-day training to learn about canine assisted interactions. For specific topics that will be covered in the training, please see Workshop Package Step 2.
Have a difficult case? Doggie behavioral quirk? Ethical dilemma? Insurance questions? Looking for advice on how to deal with supervisors or coworkers who might be resistant to canine assisted interactions? Looking for guidance on how to implement canine assisted interactions in your unique setting? We are here to help!
Please reach out if interested in participating in group supervision for canine assisted interaction as we will be offering groups based on interest.
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